Live Nativity (December): All are invited to see the Christmas story come to life at the annual viewing of the Live Nativity. The MVPC Courtyard is transformed into a Bethlehem village. Members of our community take on the roles of Mary and Joseph, the three Wise Men, shepherds, Roman soldiers, and a host of heavenly angels – and the donkey, sheep, goats, and other live animals truly transform the space into a spectacle not to be missed. While the manger is a reverent scene, there are additional activities and refreshments under the canopy. The church campus is decked, with space for prayer and reflection. This event is held entirely outdoors and there is no cost to attend.
Vacation Bible School: Children have a blast learning about Jesus for five days during the summer exploring what it means to have a friendship with a real, loving, trustworthy God – a friendship that lasts forever! It’s a week full of faith discoveries, memorable music, and epic adventures that help kids grow in faith!
Baptism (dates vary): Baptism for 1st to 5th grade students is who were not baptized as infants and is scheduled on an individual basis for children of MVPC members. Baptism for infants is also for children of MVPC members.
Kids on a Mission (Sundays): We model for kids how to “be the church” through our Kids on a Mission Program. We believe that as a church community, we have been blessed that we might be a blessing to others. Thus, we highlight a variety of mission partners and community organizations so that kids can learn how their offering is being used and how you, as a family, might get more involved. Currently, we are providing financial support to a child in the Dominican Republic, through Kids Alive International. And periodically, guest speakers drop in to share with us from places like the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Harbor House, Amor Ministries, and Blue Star Moms. We hold donation drives and do service projects, and sometimes, we even go for a visit!
What are humans that you are mindful of them, mere mortals that you care for them? (Psalm 8:5)